It can cost hundreds or thousands of dollars to repair or to replace a heating system component. Therefore, it is in your best interest to take proactive steps to ensure that your furnace or heat pump remains in good condition at all times. Let’s take a closer look at how you can avoid damage to these or other related items.
Change Furnace Filters Regularly
Clogged air filters can cause dust, dirt, and other debris to accumulate on fan blades, motors, or other internal parts. The extra weight that these particles add to these parts may force them to work harder than they are designed to do in an effort to create and to transport warm air throughout your house. This extra work might result in a burned-out motor or other issues that can be costly to repair.
Schedule an Annual Inspection
A yearly furnace or heat pump inspection can make it easier to detect and to fix minor problems before they become harder and more expensive to fix. The folks at Mike's Heating and Air in Albany, OR, can come to your home at a convenient time to inspect your home’s heating components. If necessary, they can replace an air filter, fix a broken fan blade, or install a new furnace if your current one isn’t worth keeping anymore.
Make Sure Gas Can Escape Your Home
The gasses that are created when your furnace is in operation need to be carried away from your property. If these gasses are allowed to linger, there is an increased risk of a fire or explosion. There is also a chance that these fumes might be circulated throughout the house, which could result in serious health issues.
If you are in need of furnace or heat pump maintenance, don’t hesitate to contact Mike's Heating and Air today. We can also repair, maintain, and install air conditioners as well as install or maintain boilers in a timely and friendly manner.